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Ogallala's Soap Box Joyride
Ogallala's Soap Box Joyride

Two speed racers have climbed into their little rockets on wheels, boldly braving the whipping wind racing across Ogallala. These helmeted riders are all of 9 years old, but the boy and girl both have the steely-eyed determination of veteran NASCAR road warriors as they stare down a 34-foot dive

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Ogallala
Ogallala
Nebraska’s “Cowboy Capital”

Ogallala was the “Gomorrah of the cattle trail,” wrote Andy Adams, a trail driver who first saw the community in 1875. In the 1870s and 1880s, Ogallala was the end of the trail as cowboys drove herds of longhorns up from Texas to be shipped east on the Union Pacific Railroad. After sev

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Clear Creek Waterfowl Management Area
Clear Creek Waterfowl Management Area

Goose Hunting Near Lake McConaughy In the fall, the Big Mac area becomes waterfowl hunting territory. Large numbers of Canada geese come to Clear Creek Waterfowl Management Area at the west end of the lake. Winter brings visitors for ice fishing, skating and backpacking. For more informat

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Lake Ogallala & Bald Eagle Viewing Center
Lake Ogallala & Bald Eagle Viewing Center

Visit the Bald Eagle Viewing Center Just below Kingsley Dam is Lake Ogallala, known as the “little lake.” It covers about half a square mile and offers excellent fishing for rainbow trout and yellow perch. It’s also a good backup destination if wind curtails water sports on

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 Lake McConaughy Visitor & Water Interpretive Center
Lake McConaughy Visitor & Water Interpretive Center

Nebraska's First Water Museum! The Lake McConaughy Visitor/Water Interpretive Center is on the south side of the lake, nine miles north of Ogallala on Highway 61. Nebraska’s first water museum interprets the significance of water to Nebraska’s past, present and future. The center includ

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Lake McConaughy State Recreation Area
Lake McConaughy State Recreation Area

Photo by Steve & Bobbi Olson Nebraska's Largest Reservoir What the old-time cowboys needed, but didn’t have, was a really big lake in which to cool off. Eight miles northeast of Ogallala, Lake McConaughy State Recreation Area is Nebraska’s largest reservoir. At full ca

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Haythorn Land and Cattle Co.
Haythorn Land and Cattle Co.

Quarter Horses, Wagon Rides and Chuck Wagon Dinners Seventeen miles northeast of town, Haythorn Land & Cattle Co. is a fifth-generation ranch offering wagon rides and chuck wagon dinners. They prepare and ship mesquite-smoked meats and homemade butter fudge across the nation. (308) 355-4000.

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West Winds Golf Club
West Winds Golf Club

Play 18 Holes of Golf at West Winds West Winds Golf Course, just southeast of Ogallala, is open to the public and has an 18-hole course for golf enthusiasts. For more information about Ogallala, contact the Ogallala/Keith County Chamber of Commerce at (800) 658-4390 or visit www

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Ogallala's Boot Hill
Ogallala's Boot Hill

Don't Be Buried With Your Boots On Three blocks west of the mansion on 10th Street is the original Ogallala cemetery, long known as Boot Hill for the cowboys who were “buried with their boots on.” For more information about Ogallala, contact the Ogallala/Keith County Chambe

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Mansion on the Hill
Mansion on the Hill

Ogallala's Finest Home in 1887 The Mansion on the Hill was Ogallala’s finest home when it was built in 1887. It is open Memorial Day through mid-September as a Victorian period residence museum. It is at the corner of Spruce and 10th streets.  For more information about Ogal

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Petrified Wood Gallery
Petrified Wood Gallery

Petrified Wood, Fossils and Native American Artifacts The renowned Petrified Wood Gallery has a newly expanded gallery at 481 E. First St. It features the petrified wood art of twin brothers Howard and Harvey Kenfield, as well as fossils, gemstones, geodes, Western sculpture and Native American a

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Crystal Palace Revue & Shoot Out
Crystal Palace Revue & Shoot Out

Gomorrah of the Cattle Trail - Fun Times Ahead! ​Ogallala was the “Gomorrah of the cattle trail,” wrote Andy Adams, a trail driver who first saw the community in 1875. In the 1870s and 1880s, Ogallala was the end of the trail as cowboys drove herds of longhorns up from Texas to be

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Nebraska's "Cowboy Capital"
Nebraska's "Cowboy Capital"

The Cowboy Capital of Nebraska Ogallala was the “Gomorrah of the cattle trail,” wrote Andy Adams, a trail driver who first saw the community in 1875. In the 1870s and 1880s, Ogallala was the end of the trail as cowboys drove herds of longhorns up from Texas to be shipped east on the U

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Lake McConaughy
Lake McConaughy

Lake McConaughy is the Biggest Reservoir in Nebraska What the old-time cowboys needed, but didn’t have, was a really big lake in which to cool off. Eight miles northeast of Ogallala, Lake McConaughy is Nebraska’s largest reservoir. At full capacity, McConaughy is four miles wide, 22 m

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